Mercedes-Benz just previewed a brand-new model called the T-Class, a small van that’s set to be unveiled in 2022. And yes, it’s a prospect we find intriguing and interesting.
The German carmaker seeks to provide a more compact substitute to its V-Class models, and takes aim at families and “leisure-oriented people” with the new T-Class. Not much info was given, but we do get a few details. The T-Class will be built with two rear sliding doors, and will be offered with conventional drive systems. More important, there’ll be a fully-electric version available. The company said that the vehicle will be undoubtedly a Mercedes-Benz, too, bearing the brand’s DNA and signature characteristics.
“With the new Mercedes-Benz T-Class, we will offer a vehicle which makes it possible for families and those with active pastimes to step into the Mercedes-Benz world,” said Mercedes-Benz Vans head Marcus Breitschwerdt. “These customers seek attractive and practical compact vehicles—and it is precisely these demands which the new T-Class fulfils.”
“With the T-Class’s new layout and design we achieve a fusion of functionality and desirability,” said Daimler Group chief design officer Gorden Wagener. “With our unique design philosophy of ‘Sensual Purity,’ we create an attractive family companion being the T-Class inspiring with its design, proportions, and its perceived value.”
Mercedes-Benz also mentioned that the new T-Class will be offered at an attractive price-value ratio, though we still have no estimate on how “attractive” that price tag will be. Then again, we still have a way to go before we see the official reveal, so we’ll just have to sit tight and wait for now.
What do you think of the T-Class? Do you think Mercedes-Benz is making the right move with this new van? Or do you prefer the bigger, more spacious V-Class? Tell us what you think in the comments.